The order in which you eat your food (carbs, protein, fats) can influence the degree to which your body experiences a ‘glucose spike.’ Management of blood sugar levels is important for anyone with diabetes, overweight or trying to prevent neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Consuming fats and/or protein before carbohydrates can slow gastric emptying, thus reducing the ‘glucose spike’ experienced with meals. Consider removing sugary beverages, and adding fiber, proteins or fats to carbohydrates to slow gastric emptying and flatten glucose spikes.

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